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Pavitt Chiropractic Fitness
(907) 789-7877
8800 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
Jrc The Alaska Club
(907) 586-5773
641 W Willoughby Ave Ste 210
Juneau, AK
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Personal Trainer

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Chez Sante
(907) 789-8086
2841 Riverside Dr
Juneau, AK
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Massage Practitioner, Personal Trainer, Physical Therapist

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The Alaska Club
(907) 586-5773
641 W Willoughby Ave
Juneau, AK
 
Pharmanex Independent Distributor
(907) 780-6800
PO Box 32378
Juneau, AK
 
Pavitt Health & Fitness
(907) 789-5556
10004 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
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JRC The Alaska Club
(907) 789-2181
2841 Riverside Dr
Juneau, AK
 
Rock Dump Climbing Gym
(907) 586-4982
1310 Eastaugh Way
Juneau, AK
 
Pavitt Health & Fitness
(907) 789-5556
10004 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
 
Butte Fire Service
(907) 745-4221
Mile 11.5 Old Glenn Hwy
Palmer, AK
 
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Healthy Gains

Need to add extra pounds on a slight frame? Here’s a sensible way to do it.

By Lisa James

June 2010

Like the late Rodney Dangerfield, Americans who are underweight don’t get any respect. The numbers explain why: While two-thirds of the US population is overweight, only 1.8% qualifies as underweight.

People need to gain pounds for a number of reasons. Some have fast metabolisms that quickly burn calories. Others engage in strenuous activities. Still others have eating disorders or chronic illnesses such as cancer.

It’s the last group that Carolyn Lammersfeld, RD, CNSD is most familiar with in her job as national director of nutrition for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTC, www.cancercenter.com ). She says, “What we hear often is that patients spent a lot of their lives trying to lose weight, and now they’ve lost weight and they can’t gain it back.”

Lammersfeld says being underweight is no excuse to eat poorly. Junk foods are “high in omega-6 fats, which we know to be immune-suppressing,” she notes. “Those foods can also increase your cholesterol.”

The key to healthy weight gain is resistance training plus extra helpings of beneficial foods. “Most people who are trying to gain weight are under-muscled,” Lammersfeld explains. “With our patients we use resistance bands. Those are good for people who travel a lot.”

Lammersfeld says CTC recommends a standard weight-maintenance diet consisting of balanced meals with complex carbs, whole produce, lean protein and low-fat dairy. She suggests consuming an additional 200 to 500 calories a day by eating every two to three hours. “I tell people the easiest way to do it is to add one serving from each of the food groups,” she says. “That should allow you to gain a pound a week.” Foods rich in both calories and nutrients include nut butters (almond, peanut, cashew), trail mix, protein shakes made with high-calorie ingredients such as bananas, kefir, low-fat cheese and avocados (including gua...

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